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Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation

Learning to appreciate life after my traumatic car accident

Sometimes in life, we’re given second chances — opportunities to start over and make something different of our lives. My second chance came in the form of a car accident in 2007. I don’t remember much of the accident itself, but I do remember my left arm scraping against concrete and then driving my car …

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Rehab patients gain strength, inspire others through art

It’s often been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But what about a painting of just one word? What started as a simple art therapy class is now an on-going source of inspiration. Art that inspires When you enter the doors of Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation at Frisco, you are greeted with …

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Driving change: Therapist pushes for driver rehabilitation in Japan

Getting back behind the wheel after an injury is a major goal for patients in rehabilitation. After a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury or stroke, even doing simple tasks on your own can be a challenge. Being able to get in the car and go brings a sense of independence back into people’s lives. …

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Stuttering versus cluttering: What’s the difference

Many of us are familiar with stuttering — that frustrating moment when you’re trying to speak, but the words won’t come out right. But what about cluttering? Cluttering also affects a person’s ability to communicate. Stuttering and cluttering may seem similar, but there are important differences. What is Stuttering? Stuttering is a disruption in the flow of …

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I’m Possible: Audrey Self’s story in her own words

Until November 2013, my life was playing out just as I had imagined. From the outside looking in, I am sure my life looked “perfect.” I was almost finished with my first semester at Southern Methodist University (SMU). My life was full and active with plenty of potential to achieve my goals. I had no idea …

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Still walking & rolling with ‘Walk with a Doc’

On the first Tuesday of every month, you will probably find Kathy Floyd strolling along the walking path at the Baylor Tom Landry Health & Wellness Center. She comes for fitness, some fresh air; but most importantly, she comes here to find common ground. It’s not the beautiful gardens that keeps her coming back, but the people. It’s where …

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Empowering your voice: Therapy for vocal cord dysfunction

In 1983, doctors at the National Jewish Center described a condition that has the potential to mimic asthma. Those findings eventually lead to inaccurate diagnosis and inappropriate, potentially harmful treatment. This condition is called Vocal Cord Dysfunction, or VCD. The condition is characterized by vocal cord closure that usually occurs when you are inhaling. This …

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